London: The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced the winners of its 2020 Amateur MMA Awards at a black-tie ceremony that took place online today, Friday 11 December.
The purpose of the IMMAF Awards was to celebrate the achievements across amateur mixed martial arts of IMMAF athletes, coaches, officials and National Federations during the period spanning November 2019 to October 2020.
In his closing speech from Tajikistan, IMMAF President Kerrith Brown congratulated the nominees and winners; and thanked the National Federations and Presidents, members, volunteers, athletes, staff and the Board for rising above the challenges of “a remarkably difficult year.”
“Thank you for your solidarity this year and for coming together to celebrate your achievements with us at the 2020 IMMAF Amateur MMA Awards. We are ready to come back stronger in 2021 at every level, more transparent, better structured and excelling in all areas of sport development and governance, in every corner of the globe. We will continue to strive for sport recognition to build on our collective work of the last seven years.”
See below for the complete list of Award winners for each category.
WINNERS OF THE 2020 IMMAF AMATEUR MMA AWARDS:
- Best Female Athlete: Michele Montague (New Zealand)
- Best Male Athlete: Bagdat Zhubanysh (Kazakhstan)
- Best Junior Athlete of the Year: Muhammad Mokaev (England)
- Best Performance: Michele Montague (New Zealand)
- Most Proactive National Federation: MMA India
- Host Federation of the Year: Bahrain MMA Federation
- Social Impact Award: Estonian MMA Federation
- Best on Social Media Award 2020: FAMMEJL (Mexico) & National League of Mixed Martial Arts Cameroon
- Best IMMAF Educator Award: OCAMM (Colombia)
- Best IMMAF Mobile Application User: MMA Cymru (Wales)
- Best National Federation for MMA Coaching: Mixed Martial Arts South Africa
- IMMAF Anti-doping Award: Mexico FAMMEJL (Mexico)